Letter from Frank Cyril James to J.C. Mackenzie, September 29, 1944.
Date:
1944-09-29
Description:
This is a typewritten letter from Dr. Frank Cyril James, McGill University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, to Colonel J.C. Mackenzie of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. In the letter Dr. James explains that he has enclosed another letter which he received from Dr. Wilder Penfield concerning proposed fees for the professional staff at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). The fees were to pay for care to be given to a foreseen increase in the number of military casualties. Many of the military casualties were to be cared for in a proposed Military Annex to be built adjacent to the MNI, and would also cause the need for increased treatment and operation space on the 5th, 7th, and 8th floors of the MNI’s main building. In the letter Dr. James stresses to Colonel Mackenzie that the required alterations to the 5th, 7th, and 8th floors of the MNI were already underway, and urges the Colonel to ensure, given the imminent rise in the number of military patients and the difficulties of construction during the winter months, that construction begin as soon as possible. He also expresses his hope that construction will not be delayed over any concerns the military might have about the proposed professional fees of the MNI staff, suggesting that the fees proposed in Dr. Penfield’s letter were not fixed and could be negotiated. The letter is dated September 29, 1944.
Physical Description:
text.typescript.black and white 27.7 x 21.5 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from Frank Cyril James to J.C. Mackenzie, September 29, 1944. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved February 21, 2020 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=10040
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Creator:
James, F. Cyril (Frank Cyril), 1903-1973.
Notes:
This letter is written on McGill University, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, F. Cyril James stationary.

Call Number:
A/N 10-2